I bought my horse, Sonny, in October last year. When I bought him he was mainly a pasture pal with a little light pleasure riding. He was 10 when I bought him and turned 11 in February. I haven't been doing too much with him, since I started parelli with him we have been doing mostly ground work. I have been doing hill work with him, along with ground poles and jumping. I feel like his top line has muscled up a lot, and when he arches his neck it looks a lot more muscular in the right areas. I think he has lost some weight since winter but not a ton. He gets 4 flakes of hay a day along with being turned out, and around 2 quarts of Purina Healthy Edge.
I have been thinking that he is getting in a lot better shape, but when I compare pictures of when I first saw him to today, it doesn't look that much different. Can you guys give me any suggestions or critique his body condition, please?
Here is the day I first saw him in October 2009:
Here he is Monday, June 7th. 2010: